Madeline Sonik is an eclectic, award-winning writer and anthologist whose fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in literary journals internationally. Her published book-length works include a novel, Arms, a collection of short fiction, Drying the Bones, a children’s novel, Belinda and the Dustbunnys, a poetry collection, Stone Sightings, and a book of personal essays, Afflictions & Departures, which has recently been nominated for the BC National Award for Canadian Nonfiction and the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Nonfiction. A new poetry collection, The Book of Changes, is forthcoming in 2012.
Sonik holds an MA in Journalism, an MFA in Creative Writing, and a PhD in Education, and currently teaches in the Department of Writing at the University of Victoria. She won a fellowship in 2008 to study, among other things, creative processes in writing and in 2009 helped design and teach a first-year creativity course for Fine Arts students at UVic.